With roots established in brazilian, jazz and electronic music, Lavoura is a group of seven members: producers, arrangers, beatmakers, musicians, visual artists and inventors. The release of the singles "MM Moods" and "Ametista" marks the group's return to recording studios four years after the album "Photosynthesis". In the series of singles that integrate the project "Mirã" (in future in Tupi-Guarani), Lavoura shows researches related to African matrix, Latin music and psychedelic funk. The use of analog synthesizers associated with percussion and the hybrid drums, with electronic and acoustic parts, produces a peculiar sonority. To this are added electric piano, saxophones, flute, guitar, bass and beats. The result is a rhythm-referenced, cinematic, and constantly mutating sound. "MM Moods", composed by Marcelo Monteiro, expresses the Brazilianness of Lavoura. Already "Ametista", by Fernando TRZ, begins with ambiences to explode in an avant-garde groove.
March 13, 2020 Subject:
I'm only 6 months late
It has taken me a while to come across this release. It is well worth a download.
September 8, 2019 Subject:
Exquisite psych/world/funkyacht stack-up
this couple of tracks was created by seven artists who identify themselves as producers, arrangers, beatmakers, musicians, visual artists and inventors. The release which consists of tracks called Ametista, and MM Moods was issued approximately 4 years after an album, Photosynthesis. All will be picturesquely blossoming here due to psychedelic vibes which in turn are based on worldwide ethnic motives and on the other hand by bumping up on modern styles as funk, jazz, and yacht pop. Analogue synths and other electronic keyboards (electric organs and electric pianos) add unusual sonorous flickers and some sort of depth and marine easiness simultaneously to the mix while woodwind instruments have been managed to up the ante upon moody changes. At times it reminds of 80's Miles Davis and then azure-tinged cinematic yacht pop and in the meanwhile one can hear faint yet indistinguishable Afrofunk churning. All is finely balanced and sequenced. Similarly as the first outing of the combo the outstanding release is a part of the discography of Japanese records Bump Foot, a legendary netlabel. Perfekto.
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